Catherine Mardsen

Catherine Marsden joined the Dallas Offices of Baron & Budd as a staff attorney in 2020. She works with our Opioid Litigation Group to review documents filed in support of successfully representing our clients in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

Ms. Marsden was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, where she attended the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and earned her Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. While at UTEP, she won first place in the Frances G. Harper Dissertation Research competition for her paper on the impact of the 1953 Kefauver Hearings on organized crime. The Kefauver Hearings were an attempt by the United States Special Senate Committee to investigate the extent of organized crime on interstate commerce. The televised hearings captivated the nation as the American public observed the federal government come to terms with the fact that organized crime was having a detrimental financial impact on the entire country.

After graduating UTEP in 2014, Ms. Marsden moved to Austin, Texas, where she worked as a Court Clerk for the Travis County Jury Office for a year before attending the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. During law school, Ms. Marsden worked as a legal analyst for State Representative Joe Moody, who was Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee.

Ms. Marsden received her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas in 2018 and, after passing the Texas Bar, moved to Dallas, Texas, where she interpreted policies, performed contract and statutory analysis, and monitored federal and state legislation for a life insurance company until learning that Baron & Budd was a law firm whose ideals of “protecting what’s right” for clients was aligned with her own.

When she is not at work, Ms. Marsden enjoys visiting with friends and family, trying out new Dallas restaurants, and spoiling her dog, Taki. She also enjoys traveling, yoga, and cooking.


University of Texas at El Paso (B.A., 2014)

University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2018)

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Professional Associations

State Bar of Texas